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Bathing in the Purple Rain
Bathing in the Purple Rain
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: June Free Study (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Canon
Location: Yarrow Valley Nature Reserve, Chorley, UK
Date: Jun 7, 2004
Aperture: f8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/320s
Galleries: Nature, Animals
Date Uploaded: Jun 30, 2004

Lens: Sigma 100-300 f4 EX with Sigma EX 2x Extender
Focal Length: 600mm

Continuing my quest for the perfect duck photo! Not there yet, but having fun on the journey :)

I used the flowers on the far side of the main lodge at Yarrow Valley in the evening sunlight to get the coloured reflection - which meant using as much zoom as possible, focusing manually, and using a slower shutter speed than I would have liked.

Statistics
Place: 22 out of 384
Avg (all users): 6.5288
Avg (commenters): 7.3333
Avg (participants): 6.6000
Avg (non-participants): 6.3208
Views since voting: 1958
Views during voting: 281
Votes: 208
Comments: 23
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/17/2006 05:31:52 PM
Superb colors and DOF! WoW!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/07/2004 11:23:54 PM
yum! what great colors!
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07/06/2004 10:06:29 PM
Very nice, nice use of reflection. Good colors on Mr. Duck.
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07/06/2004 07:17:21 PM
Excellent colors and composition!
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07/06/2004 07:02:33 PM
Great colors and a subject that is in perfect focus. Water on the Mallard's head adds a nice touch.
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07/06/2004 05:32:34 PM
Looks a touch oversharpened, but otherwise good.
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07/06/2004 09:33:15 AM
Wow... Great image with interesting elements. The duck is well detailed and nicely positioned in the frame. The water and reflections are really the star in my opinion. Excellent light control and dof. Nicely done.
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07/05/2004 07:59:37 PM
Lovely....the reflections are beautiful!
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07/05/2004 12:58:46 PM
The reflections in the water are what make this photo stand out. Technically, I just don't see how this one could get any better. Sharp as a tack, great colors and textures with the water and the feathers. It's just a duck, yes - but wonderfully captured.
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07/03/2004 04:20:06 PM
Great image and great treatment of water. A 9.
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07/02/2004 11:44:59 PM
This mallard will be near the top!
07/01/2004 11:40:18 PM
Oh my! What an exquisite shot! Get it on the market FAST!
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07/01/2004 07:32:29 PM
The zoom has added a nice effect to the water by compressing the ripples..when this is combined with the pastel like colours of purple and green it brings the image to life.
Nice work
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07/01/2004 06:29:34 PM
great shot. I love the colouring of the background, & the birds positioning in this shot.
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07/01/2004 06:22:22 PM
Don't know where the purple came from but it makes this shot! I think your crop is just right too, leaving about two thirds purple above the duck. (I'm not a stickler for the rule of thirds but it certainly works well in this shot.)
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07/01/2004 04:49:34 PM
nice background on this photo....very pretty
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07/01/2004 04:17:33 PM
Great! Sharp! Color! You don't need comment. Why didn't you use this for Purple? 8
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07/01/2004 02:30:33 PM
Wonderful reflections!! Beautiful colors and composition.
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07/01/2004 02:11:34 PM
Great colors -- is the focus too soft on the duck, though?
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07/01/2004 11:45:27 AM
Technically spot on and appealing picture, but I find the colors of the reflection a bit too strong, drawing away attention of the subject.
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07/01/2004 07:29:57 AM
fantastic
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07/01/2004 07:16:09 AM
I love the coulors. Nice catch.
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07/01/2004 06:48:22 AM
Very nice color contrast between the purple in the water the top of head of the subject.
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